CSU Art Department Hosts 2014 All-State Art Symposium

Art SymposiumCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University’s Department of Art will host the 2014 All-State Art Symposium May 16-17 at CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave.

The symposium’s juried exhibition, sponsored annually by the Georgia Art Education Association, presents artwork by Georgia’s top high school art students. Admission is free and tickets are unnecessary. The artwork may be viewed in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery from noon-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 15; from noon-4 p.m. on Friday, May 16; and from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

The annual All-State Art Symposium is dedicated to promoting and recognizing the creative talents of Georgia high school students. This year, selected high school students from around the state will have the opportunity to take workshops on Saturday in welding, photography, animation, digital concepts, printmaking and various other artistic disciplines taught by faculty from CSU’s Department of Art.

Students and their teachers arriving Friday evening will be able to socialize and take tours of CSU’s Corn Center, followed by a keynote address from Bret Lefler, an associate professor of art at CSU and the GAEA’s Higher Education Teacher of the Year.

For more information, call 706-507-8302 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/art/artsymposium/.

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Writer: Bill Sutley, University Relations, bsutley@ColumbusState.edu, 706-507-8724
Contact: Kern Clark Wadkins, clark_amanda1@ColumbusState.edu, 706-507-8415